Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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The freedom to buy and sell handmade items is under attack!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Off to a pretty good start I'd say!

940 Meters... This reflects both of my most current finished objects. With KnitMeter you have the option of showing your progress by miles, meters and yards. For now, i will stick with meters...

FO #2 for 2009: JoSpun Beanie

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

This beanie was a very quick knit using some lovely hand spun yarn I was given as a gift from a dear friend. The pattern is a modified version of a hat recipe from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd. I knit it on size 8 (5.0 mm) because it was thick and thin in spots but I wanted to make as dense a fabric as possible.

I'm very pleased with the results!

First FO of 2009! A Baby Round Ripple

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

My husband's sister is expecting her first child in July. Since I have had this gender neutral Pound of Love sitting in my stash since 2002, I thought this was a great time to try my hook at a round ripple pattern. I started January 2nd using a G (4.00 mm) and completed it on the 11th. I could have finished it two days sooner but had to take the time off to complete a book review. In all, I used just over 8/10 of a skein or 826.2 yards. I enjoyed this pattern and look forward to making another one (though bigger) in the future.

The pattern I used can be found here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2008: A quick look back...

The theme for 2008 was apparently stash busting and felting. I predict that 2009 will be dominated by socks :)

In 2008, I finished a total of 18 projects -- this I find impressive since I believe I only finished 15 projects in 2007. There are still a few UFOs which are carrying over into the new year but I won't count those here.

As of this writing, I do not have any definite resolutions for 2009. However, I do want to be better about updating my blog. I would love to have an integrated blog which will cover all of my interests, instead of the handful I have spread out all over Blogger. Hopefully by the end of 2009 this little daydream can become reality. As always thanks for reading! Happy New Year!